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Early Childhood

Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to promote the development of the whole child- physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills and to encourage problem solving, independence and cooperation.  The goals and objectives in our curriculum are based on the MO Pre-K standards developed by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.  Copies of standards in the areas of literacy, mathematics, physical development science and social and emotional development are available from the office.

Our preschool day includes the following activities:

            Large Group                Meeting/Discussion/Plan
                                                Stories, songs, calendar activities, extension of story of
                                                theme
           

            Small group                 writing, fine motor, individual projects
             
           Free Exploration        Art, blocks, games, construction, cooking, dramatic play,
                                         experimenting, music, painting, sand/water, personal
                                        writing, personal reading and listening, math
                                         manipulatives.
             

             Snacks                       counting, sorting, jobs, self help, manners, socialization
             
             Outside                     Develop motor skills, exploration, socialization
             

             End of the day           Meeting, discussion and evaluation of the day,
                                                organizing materials to go home.

Children are asked to plan their activity / center-time with the teacher each day.  At the end
of center-time, they will discuss what they learned and evaluate their efforts.

Snacks
Snack time is a teaching opportunity.  Snacks may pertain to various topics such as food
groups, beginning sounds, dealing with senses, counting, more or less, etc.

·        ALL SNACKS MUST BE STORE BOUGHT AND IN CLOSED CONTAINERS OR BOXES.

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